Registered Nurse - ED/Critical Care

Added: April 7, 2021
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Alaska

Work and live in beautiful Sitka, AK!

Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) is an acute, specialty, primary- and behavioral-health provider committed to delivering comprehensive medical services to anyone living, working, or visiting Southeast Alaska.

MEMC is also a 25-bed critical access hospital with a broad range of medical specialties and primary care services (in close partnership with Alaska’s other health facilities) to support a comprehensive spectrum of healthcare and related services.

The Emergency Department at MEMC is a Level IV Trauma Center staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who specialize in care for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.

The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments. Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families.

Education/Experience

Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Associates degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing)
One-year clinical nurse experience preferred
Prior experience in the area of specialty is preferred
License/Certification

A valid, current, full and unrestricted RN license.
Must have a current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
ACLS, PALS, TNCC/ATCN, NIHS and NPR must be obtained within 6 months of hire date depending on specialty area; bi-annually thereafter.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of nursing care principles, practices, diagnosis and processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) including specialty areas when appropriate, to provide professional nursing care to patients.
Competency to recognize emergently ill patients and adverse signs and symptoms and to act promptly in emergency situations.
Knowledge of general pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects and complications in their use. For specialty nursing units, knowledge should include the medication used in to area.
Skills to apply scientific principles in operating and monitoring of basic medical equipment (ex: defibrillator, monitors, beds/lifts, etc.), Specialty area equipment might also include chest tube set up, immobilization, EKG machines, ventilators, etc.
Specialty areas will require proficiency in assisting with emergency procedures (i.e. intubations, arterial line set up, arterial blood gas puncture, thoracentesis, lavage, etc.).
Oral and written communication skills, can enter and retrieve patient data accurately, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team.
Ability to provide guidance, leadership and work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other healthcare team members.
Ability to implement appropriate nursing therapeutic interventions based on the knowledge of a wide variety of nursing diagnosis, evidenced based practice, medical and psychosocial disorders, the normal courses of disease and anticipated complications.
Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms, which are not always apparent and to intervene promptly in emergency situations including the implementation of life saving procedures.
Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation. Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech.

Additional Application Instructions
SEARHC has many incredible opportunities and a chance to live and work in a place like no other in Alaska! Please email karenas@searhc.org for more information

Reference https://www.linkedrn.com/jobs/57344389-registered-nurse-ed-critical-care-at-southeast-alaska-regional-health-consortium
Reference : Registered Nurse - ED/Critical Care jobs

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